Linda Kay DeSpain

Born: Wed., Jun. 18, 1947
Died: Wed., May 8, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., May 16, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Memorial Service

6:00 PM Thu., May 16, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Linda Kay DeSpain, age 71 of Barry, IL passed away on May 8, 2019 at her residence. She was born June 18, 1947 in Hannibal, MO to Lloyd and Lela (Wright) Gully. She had been married to Jack Hively and later married Ronald DeSpain.

Linda worked for Cargill in Beardstown for many years. She loved to play cards with her friends three or four times a week.  She loved the outdoors working in her yard and enjoyed growing flowers. Cooking was a passion of Linda’s. She loved to cook and enjoyed watching the cooking channel on TV.  She looked forward to basketball season each year and loved to attend Preston’s basketball games. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Linda had attended the Barry Baptist Church

She is survived by her sons; Doug Hively of Barry and Aaron (Monica) Hively of Raleigh, NC and a daughter, Lisa Hively also of Barry. Five grandchildren; Amber Hively of Clayton, IL, Preston Wellman of Barry, Hope Erke of Kinderhook, Thiago Hively-Garcia of Columbia, South America and Abigail Billings of Barry and two brothers; Jerry Joe (Audrey) Gully of Barry and Lanny Gully of Richmond, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Pastor Jimmy Hodges officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service on Thursday. Memorials are suggested to Western Athletics Booster. The Niebur Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Linda's memory to the following organization:

Western Athletics Booster Program

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Deanna Hively Dixon
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
Doug, Aaron and Lisa,

So sorry to hear about the passing of Linda. Linda had the kindest soul and she has always been one of my favorite cousins. Linda was always fun to be around and she was so kind to us kids and I have never forgotten that. Keeping you all close in my thoughts and prayers.

Deanna Hively Dixon

Karen Deitzman
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
Lisa and Doug I am so very sorry. I didn't know her long but I enjoyed visiting with her.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
With deepest heartfelt sympathy. I worked with Linda in the apple's and at BCCC years ago and always have had fond memories of our friendship. Debbie

   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Linda has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29, Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

Dale and Tammy Hanlin
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of linda's passing...she was a very kind and generous lady and everyone will miss her...hugs and prayers to all

Diane Oitker
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
I enjoyed playing cards with Linda and the girls every chance I got. Will miss her laughter. Blessings to her loved ones

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